Yang Kai’s eyes lit up as he quickly asked, “Does Ding Feng City have a Seventh Grade Yin or Gold Element Core?”
Hearing this, Pang Duo smiled bitterly and said, “Little Brother Yang, how can we casually kill a Seventh Order Monster Beast? If a Seventh Order Monster Beast really came here, Ding Feng City would have been razed to the ground long ago. Even if it was a Sixth Order Monster Beast, I don’t think Ding Feng City has any inventory. If you need a Fifth Grade Core, we can give you some.”
What was the use of Fifth Grade? Yang Kai had thought that Ding Feng City had stood here for more than a thousand years and would definitely have accumulated some Cores, perhaps even something he needed, but now he realized that Ding Feng City was not as rich as he had imagined.
Thinking about it, with their strength, a Seventh Order Monster Beast should be able to display the strength of an ordinary Mid Rank Open Heaven cultivator. How could they possibly fight it?
Without a Seventh Grade Core, Yang Kai didn’t have any requests. He had only come here to treat his injuries, and now that he had mostly recovered, it was time to leave.
Everyone fell silent.
“Wuxin, you may leave first, rest well!” A moment later, Pang Duo waved towards Fan Wuxin.
Fan Wuxin immediately excused himself.
At this moment, Jing’er had already returned, but she was alone with a strange expression on her face.
The relatively silent Gong Yangxi asked curiously, “Where is Elder Tan?”
Jing’er replied, “I didn’t see Elder Tan, his residence is empty.”
“How could this be?” Pang Duo was stunned, “Did you find him in the city? Is Elder Tan healing somewhere?”
Before Jing’er could answer, she heard the sound of hurried footsteps from outside, followed by a panicked shout, “Reporting! The Golden Baboon King is here!”
“What?” Jin Yuanlang exclaimed in surprise as he stood up from his chair, “Why is it here again? Didn’t it just arrive a few days ago?”
The others also wore solemn expressions, as if something big was about to happen.
Yang Kai and Qu Huachang glanced at each other, not knowing who this Golden Baboon King was that could make everyone in Ding Feng City feel like they were facing a great enemy.
Another loud shout rang out, followed by a figure landing in the main hall.
“Speak!” Mo Mei shouted.
The man cupped his fists and said, “Reporting to City Lord, Elder Tan forcefully opened the Great Array’s restriction and left by himself. Now that the Great Array is not functioning properly, the gate is wide open!”
“Scoundrel!” Mo Mei stood up, a look of anger appearing on her face, the others’s expressions also changed greatly.
This was truly a case of ‘when it rains, it pours’. The Golden Baboon King’s sudden arrival was one thing, but if the Great Array was still intact, no matter how dangerous the situation was, they would still be able to contend with it for a while. But now, Tan Luoxing had forcefully opened the Great Array, causing its operation to become sluggish. This was simply throwing Ding Feng City into the flames. If today’s matter was not handled properly, Ding Feng City would likely be reduced to ashes.
Pang Duo was stunned for a moment, “Why did Elder Tan forcefully open the Great Array and leave?”
Qu Huachang said, “You really are stupid, that Tan Luoxing obviously ran away.”
“Ran Away?” Pang Duo couldn’t believe his eyes and was just about to ask why Tan Luoxing was running when he suddenly understood.
He obviously knew that his previous slander of Yang Kai had been exposed. He was afraid of the City Lord’s punishment and felt that he didn’t have the face to remain in Ding Feng City, so he had quickly fled. After all, the previous incident had been quite serious. Although no one had died, that was the result of Yang Kai showing mercy, the number of wounded was countless.
If he hadn’t been speaking nonsense just now, how could all of this have happened? As an Elder of Ding Feng City, he had blinded himself to his own selfish desires. Not only had he repaid kindness with ingratitude, he had shamed Ding Feng City and brought great losses to Ding Feng City.
He was too ashamed to stay.
“Let’s not talk about Elder Tan for now, the one we need to deal with now is the Golden Baboon King!” Mo Mei stepped down from the City Lord’s throne, her voice calm and dignified, “Since it has come here, it must be here for the tributes. As long as we can satisfy its needs, it will naturally leave. Elder Mu, how many tribute does Ding Feng City have now?”
Mu Qianxuan replied, “Not much, just four or five. It usually only comes once every one or two years, so we all have enough time to hunt Monster Beasts and collect tributes. The last time it came here, it had only been a month, but it had almost emptied its previous inventory. The small team that went out to hunt Monster Beasts has yet to return, so how could there be any tributes?”
Although she knew this was likely the case, after hearing Mu Qianxuan’s report, Mo Mei’s heart sank.
Without tributes, it was impossible to send the Golden Baboon King away. For Ding Feng City, this means disaster.
“City Lord, Elders, that Golden Baboon King seems to have suffered some serious injuries,” The cultivator who had just reported earlier said.
“The Golden Baboon King is injured?” Gong Yangxi’s eyes flashed as he nodded lightly, “That makes sense, it came back so quickly because it wanted to take some offerings to heal its injuries.”
Jin Yuanlang smiled bitterly, “But we don’t have any tributes for it, I don’t know if it will be angry.”
Mo Mei said, “No matter what, let’s go see it first. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, we can’t avoid it. If it can safely retreat, that would be for the best, but if not… we can only use the entire city’s strength to fight it.”
Saying so, she turned to Yang Kai and said, “Regarding Elder Tan’s matter, My Ding Feng City, have let down Sir Yang. After this Queen has dealt with the Golden Baboon King, I will come back to discuss it with you.”
Yang Kai said indifferently, “Sir City Lord doesn’t need to take it to heart, you also said it was Elder Tan's doing. It was just a misunderstanding before and has nothing to do with Ding Feng City, but many people were injured by me, so please forgive me. As for this Golden Baboon King… if Sir City Lord doesn’t mind, I’ll go with you.”
Mo Mei glanced at him and gently nodded, a look of gratitude appearing on her face, “Thank you for your trouble, Sir Yang.”
Since Yang Kai was able to cause such a big ruckus in Ding Feng City, it was clear that he was very strong. If Yang Kai went with her, she would have an extra layer of protection, causing her to blush with shame. Originally, Ding Feng City should have repaid Yang Kai’s favor, but who would have thought that not only they did not repay Yang Kai's favor, they had even caused a misunderstanding. Now, Yang Kai had taken the initiative to help them.
Not only was this Sir Yang extremely similar to Tingyu, he was also extremely warm-hearted. If it weren’t for Lan Tingyu saving them back then, how could they still be alive today? They would have long been eaten by Monster Beasts.
What Yang Kai thought was that Ding Feng City was built by the Proprietress, Yue He, and the others. Now that there was trouble here, he naturally couldn’t just sit back and watch. Although his injuries hadn’t fully healed and he couldn’t display his full strength, using seventy to eighty percent was still possible.
Rushing forward, Yang Kai was just about to ask who this Golden Baboon King was when he suddenly heard a thunderous roar from nearby.
This sound was clearly the roar of a Monster Beast, and… why did it sound so familiar?
Yang Kai blinked, a strange look appearing on his face as he thought to himself, Could it be such a coincidence?
When he arrived in front of the Great Array’s gate with Mo Mei and the others, he couldn’t help feeling a bit helpless.
What a coincidence!
At this moment, Ding Feng City’s Great Array's Restriction had been forcefully opened by Tan Luoxing while he was escaping, causing many of its restriction to be damaged and unable to be completely closed. In front of the open gate, more than a dozen meters tall baboon covered in golden light stood with its head held high, its eyes filled with disdain as if it was looking down at a group of ants.
Wasn’t this guy… the Sixth Order Monster Beast he saw before?
At that time, it was fighting a Wolf in a life or death battle, causing the earth to shake and dust to fly everywhere. Yang Kai had relied on this Baboon and Wolf as deterrence to escape Yin Xinzhao and the others’s pursuit and finally arrived at Ding Feng City.
When Mo Mei and the others mentioned the Golden Baboon King, Yang Kai had thought it was some kind of powerful cultivator, but now he knew it was a Sixth Order Monster Beast!
He didn’t know what the outcome of the battle between the Golden Baboon King and the Wolf was, but it was likely that the Golden Baboon King hadn’t won, because at this moment, its body was covered in wounds and was dripping with blood. Many parts of its body were missing flesh and blood, obviously torn off by the Wolf.
Even the golden light covering its body had dimmed slightly and its aura had weakened slightly.
Mo Mei and the others came to a stop a few hundred meters away from the Golden Baboon King, all of them wearing solemn expressions as they bowed towards it before asking, “Golden Baboon King, why have you come to my Ding Feng City so quickly?”
The Golden Baboon King lowered its head and let out a low roar, its meaning unclear, but judging from its appearance, it should be able to understand human language and its intelligence wasn’t low.
Mo Mei shook her head and said, “I’ve already handed over all the tributes I accumulated to you. I don’t have any extra tributes in Ding Feng City right now, so even if you come here, there’s nothing we can do!”
“Roar!” The Golden Baboon King was enraged and lowered its head, roaring as it bared its fangs. A fierce wind blew across its face, blowing Mo Mei’s hair, but she didn’t move. Even when facing a raging Sixth Order Monster Beast, her expression didn’t change, displaying her powerful temperament.
Mo Mei said, “If you want to heal your injuries, my Ding Feng City is willing to help, but we really don’t have what you need. Even if you get angry, it won’t help.”
“Roar!” The Golden Baboon King roared again, this time not only roaring fiercely, but also running left and right, smashing several nearby buildings into pieces with a single punch before waving its giant fist towards Mo Mei and the others, as if asking if they were afraid.
Many of the cultivators who were gathered nearby couldn’t help taking a few steps back.
Mo Mei didn’t move and simply said, “You’re still injured, so it’s best if you don’t get angry so easily, otherwise it will be even more difficult to recover.”
The Golden Baboon King completely ignored her, like a child throwing a tantrum, not getting what he wanted before flying into a rage. Clenching his fists tightly, he smashed the ground, causing a violent Monster Qi to sweep out, causing many people to panic.
Yang Kai whispered to Jin Yuanlang, “What does this Golden Baboon King want?”
Jin Yuanlang smiled bitterly and said, “A Gold Element Monster Beast's Core.”
TO BE CONTINUED...